Substance-related death grief counselling available

 In Community

Hospice Georgian Triangle offers unique grief counselling for those who have you lost loved ones to a substance-related death.

“Each grief journey is unique with a different set of needs and those who have had a loved one die as a result of a battle with addiction can feel stigmatized. There’s not much support for them,” said group facilitator Jennifer Kerr, who has worked with the bereaved for seven years and is currently working on completing her Masters of Counselling Psychology.

Small group sessions are offered in partnership with experts in mental health and addictions in the community who will provide more education and resources to some of the sessions being offered by Hospice Georgian Triangle.

This free, special six-week group session begins on Friday, Nov. 25 and runs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. offering a safe space for anyone who would like to connect with others going through a similar journey and would also benefit from receiving someemotional support.

To register, or fore more information, contact Kerr at 705-444-2555 ext 7512, or email kerrje@ hospicegeorgiantriangle.com.

Hospice palliative care and community programs offered by Hospice Georgian Triangle come at no cost to the user and focus on the physical and emotional needs of both the patient and family, enhancing quality of life.

Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation needs donations from the southern Georgian Bay community to fund more than 50 per cent of hospice palliative care and to provide community programs, such as grief and bereavement counselling, child support groups and pain and symptom management. For more information visit www.hgtfoundation.com or call 705-444-2555 ext 7527.

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